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How foundations can support civil society to anticipate and shape technology

Cassie Robinson 9 February 2020

In the first blog post of this series, I shared a film we made to engage UK foundations and philanthropists in the conversation about how civil society can be better equipped to anticipate and shape …


A new social contract between civil society and big tech: The UK foundation perspective

Cassie Robinson 7 February 2020

At the end of last year 30 UK foundations met to discuss their role in forging a new social contract between civil society and big tech, prompted by the film I shared in my previous …


What is the role of foundations and philanthropy in forging a new social contract between civil society and big tech?

Cassie Robinson 5 February 2020

There are so many ways that technology is changing our society, and really if we’re thinking about the future, I believe we’re faced with 4 huge and urgent challenges — the climate emergency, growing inequality, …

Alliance magazine is recruiting a digital editor

Alliance magazine 14 January 2020

Alliance magazine is looking for a trained editor with experience of online editing, strong digital skills and an interest in philanthropy. As digital editor, you will be the primary lead for all online coverage of …

Civil spaces and democratic vitality is a knowledge issue

Floriant Covelli 28 December 2019

I’m very much concerned with developing a better knowledge of the not for profit sector’s contribution to democracy. Having heard about the European Foundation Centre Grantmakers East Forum’s (GEF) dynamism and authority on the on …

ABN AMRO launches online ‘charity check’ tool

Alliance magazine 19 December 2019

ABN AMRO has partnered with the Netherlands Fundraising Regulator (CBF) to develop a tool that helps donors check their charity and remove their greatest concerns about donating. According to research by ABN AMRO more than …

Is philanthropic crowdfunding a growing industry?

Claire van Teunenbroek 5 December 2019

What are the characteristics and recent developments of crowdfunding worldwide? Crowdfunding markets have experienced a severe growth in recent years; however, this was mostly among non-philanthropic platforms (Chervyakov & Rocholl, 2019). Philanthropic crowdfunding builds on …

Transforming the CSR landscape

Mary Fifield and Sonali George 3 December 2019 For Subscribers

A new Microsoft fund illustrates how companies can engage with communities where they have operations to help create real change Recently, Business Roundtable leaders acknowledged that corporations have a responsibility to benefit not just shareholders …

Knight Foundation grants $3.5 million to advance research on internet governance and policy

Alliance magazine 16 November 2019

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation proposed $3.5 million for research on technology policy and debates in the realm. Part of the foundation’s $50 million commitment to support research on how technology transforms …

Future is happening now: digital transformation and its impact on giving

Hanna Stähle 7 November 2019

While there are still discussions whether digital technology is essentially good or bad for philanthropy and charity, it has long been part of our everyday lives. A wide range of non-profits use social media for …